Suttree (5638) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany, no head. Very caramelly aroma, with a notes of fruit and smoke. Flavor is molasses at first, then a nice hop bite. Tastes prety much exactly like it smells. Some smokey flavors, some sweet and hoppy. maybe some cherry notes, too. Sampled at Stevofest.
decaturstevo (5517) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Suttree for this one. A rusty red pour. Excellent aroma of dried fruits and hops. A fruity cherry flavor that fades to a date flavor. Carbonation is good but the palate is just a tad thin. A smooth full bodied BW. thanks Phil
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tawny ruby color, oily slick head with some retentive rings of lacing like a rescue crew. Nose of sweet plums, malt, fig, licorice, alcohol. Super tasty smell. Tastes roasty and chocolatey with strong alcohol notes and finish. Complex, a bit balanced and very anticipated. I like! Strong alcohol in the finish and overall palate.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange color. Small to medium white foamy head. Aroma is raisins, bananas and sweet malts. A medium to full bodied barley wine. Malts are fruity and sweet. Tons of banana, clove, brown sugar and vanilla flavors. Hops are grapefruity and spicy. A well-balanced barley wine. Very smooth. Finish is very clean. Very mellow as it has aged well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanks to Dr. Bill for sharing this one as well.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster – Beveridge Place Barleywine Bacchanal – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Strong Oak aroma with caramel, and hops in the nose.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: A good amount of malts and hops this was a very nice oak aged barley wine.
Palate: Sweet with a dry oaky finish.
Overall: One of the best I have had in a long time this was brewed very nice.
mar (5042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. deep caramel malts, dried fruits, alcohol on the nose. thick on the palate with hella dried fruits, thick caramel flavor and no sign of the alcohol i picked up on the nose.
JohnnyJ (4989) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the brewery. Somewhat murky dark orange pour, with a thin off white head. Sweet sugary, caramel, rotting fruit, and harsh bitterness. No thanks.
reebtogi (4956) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle pours an orangeish brown color with about 2 fingers of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is grainy with some fruit and alcohol. Taste is grainy malt sweetness with a bit of fruit and a lingering hoppy bitter finish. A really nice barley wine that I thoroughly enjoyed tasting.
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Bottlewerkz, Seattle. I seemingly didn’t mind this beer as much as everyone else? It was very velvety in texture and had a nice brown sugar and spice flavour. Good.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Round maltiness, chocolate, raisins and floral hops in the ashy, smokey, burnt, roasty aroma. Opaque mahogany brown body with ruby tones is topped by a thin ring of fine-bubbled head. Very sweet in the mouth with an ashy character and floral, orange hop notes leading to a bitter, roasty finish. Smokiness and roasted bitterness linger on the tongue. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled with CapFlu, Goldorak, Joey_Capps, Olivier_MTL, Lubiere and MartinT.